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IFMA Teams with Alliance to Move Sustainability Practices Forward
HOUSTON—Sustainability practices just got easier for the facility management profession as the International Facility Management Assn. (IFMA) has announced a collaborative agreement with the Alliance for Sustainable Built Environments to develop and deliver sustainability educational programs, as well as provide research and planning tools. Since 2003, the Alliance, which includes the international companies Johnson Controls, Milliken & Company, Forbo Flooring, Philips Lighting, JohnsonDiversey and Owens Corning, has been working to educate the marketplace and top management on the benefits of reducing the overall impact facilities have on the natural environment and on building occupants. This new partnership...